'Arrow' Is Making A Big Change This Fall

by Caroline Gerdes
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Arrow closed out it fifth season with an exciting May 24 finale. After a year that included a massive four-way superhero crossover event, this Arrow hiatus may feel interminably long for fans. When will Arrow return for Season 6? Fortunately, the end of Oliver Queen's long summer break is already in sight.

The CW renewed Arrow for a sixth season along with a slew of other shows, including all of its superhero content. Ahead of its upfronts presentation earlier in May, the network shared its fall schedule, and Arrow, of course, is back — but could possibly be facing its biggest opponent yet. No, it's not a bird, or a plane, it's NBC's hit family drama This Is Us. Arrow is moving from its longstanding Wednesday time slot to Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET, following Supernatural. This Is Us also changed nights for its upcoming season, and the two shows have landed as ratings competitors in the same Thursday time slot.

There is no premiere date just yet for Arrow, but fans can rest assured knowing that more episodes are coming this fall. Until then, there are several ways to stay connected with your favorite Arrow actors. Here's where you can see them:

'The Flash'

Chances are that fans of Arrow are already watching The Flash, since it's set in the same universe. And most of the cast of the former have shown up in Central City at one point or another.

'Legends Of Tomorrow'

Legends Of Tomorrow is also part of the Arrowverse, and the show has featured several Arrow characters. The ensemble adventure puts a new spin on the whole CW superhero thing by adding the element of time travel.

'Blue Bloods'

In both the superhero realm and the world of police procedurals, you can find David Ramsey. In addition to his role on Arrow, he's recurred on Blue Bloods as Mayor Carter Poole.


Ramsey also played Anton Briggs, a love interest for Debra Morgan, on the gruesome drama Dexter. It's much gorier than Oliver's neighborhood, but if you like the suspense on Arrow, you mike also love it on the vigilante serial killer show.

'Gossip Girl'

Willa Holland and Katie Cassidy both had memorable arcs on the CW teen drama Gossip Girl. But, any other info about their soapy storylines would spoil your marathon.

'The O.C.'

If teen drama is your thing, then The O.C. is a much watch. Willa Holland played little sister Kaitlin Cooper on the series in her breakout role.


Cassidy played Ruby, a demon, on the CW's long-running fantasy series, Supernatural.


John Barrowman reprised his Doctor Who role of Captain Jack Harkness in this spin-off series. It's darker than Doctor Who, but there are plenty of vengeful aliens to capture.

'Private Practice'

Before he was Arrow, Stephen Amell played Dr. Scott Becker on Private Practice. If CW shows' dramatic plot twists keep you watching, you'd probably also like Private Practice.

However you spend the hiatus, Arrow will be back in a few months, along with the rest of the CW's exciting and overlapping superhero content.